There are a couple of things that little Ellie absolutely loves: digging in the dirt and playing in the water. She can fit half of her body in the water bucket but would love to get her hind end in, too. She enjoys drinking from the end of the garden hose and splashing in the sprinkler. She's not real sure what to think of the lake yet, but it is only a matter of time before she figures it out.
Ellie Mae is treat-motivated and learning to sit and come using the "sit" and "here" commands. She is doing well on a leash after she gets moving and she sleeps best if she goes for a late evening walk. She currently goes for 1.3 miles in the morning and a mile in the evening. If she has to go on a potty break while out for a walk, she will pull you into the weeds. She must be bashful because she will put up a fuss to get into the weeds if you are not paying attention.
Ellie Mae currently lives with two cats (that don't typically run from her), her mom, her brother, another Golden Retriever, and three horses. She's not real sure what to think of the horses, but has no fear of them. She gets along well with the few dog friends she has met outside of her foster family, but does play a little rough.